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Award-Nominated Yacht Lowers Rates For Summer

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Profile photograph of solid white yacht, Harbour Island. She is headed toward the lower right side of the photograph.

Harbour Island superyacht



The owner of the newly-built 54.87 meter motor yacht HARBOUR ISLAND has lowered the yacht’s charter rates for her inaugural Mediterranean yacht charter season. 


Launched in late 2011, the Newcastle yacht HARBOUR ISLAND is available this summer at a rate of Euro 375,000 per week, plus all running expenses.  Originally, the published rate was Euro 425,000 per week plus expenses.


Custom built for her owner, yacht HARBOUR ISLAND offers a unique stateroom layout.  The yacht features 2 king master suites (main deck and skylounge deck forward) and four guest cabins on the guest accommodation deck below, including a VIP king stateroom.  Onboard amenities include a combination infinity pool Jacuzzi on the split-level sundeck, a raised “veranda” on the main aft deck, a private area Beach Club with easy access to the ocean, and an elevator that travels from the guest accommodation deck to the immense skylounge far above.


With interior design by Claudette Bonville Associates and naval architecture credited to Murray & Associates, the yacht has drawn high praise and notice from the international yachting community.  


The yacht is a finalist for 2 prestigious awards:
  • The World Superyacht Awards 2012 | Displacement Motor Yacht of 500GT to 1,299GT
  • ShowBoats Design Awards 2012  |  Naval Architecture Award – Motor Yachts



Current media attention includes the following magazine spreads.

  • Feature article: Yachting ( Russia) | May/June 2012
  • Feature article: SuperYacht World  | May/June 2012
  • Cover feature: ShowBoats International  | May 2012
  • Cover feature: Yachts International  | May/June 2012



We are happy to plan your wonderful vacation for you. Simply contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at today.

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Sequel P Yacht Charter Reduced Rates

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Photograph of superyacht SEQUEL P underway. Hull is dark. Superstructure is white. Motoryacht headed to the lower right side of the picture.

Sequel P Proteksan Turquoise yacht charter


The beautiful 54 meter motor yacht SEQUEL P has announced reduced winter rates in the Caribbean.

To encourage last-minute holiday bookings, Proteksan yacht SEQUEL P has dropped her Christmas and New Year’s Eve premium rates from $378,000 per week to $350,000 per week – a savings of 8%.



For non-holiday periods, charterers can enjoy a Virgin Islands yacht charter for $322,000 per week and pocket savings of $28,000 off the regular rate of $350,000 per week.



Mega yacht SEQUEL P is a 2009 launch from Turkey.  Her design is London-based H2 designers. Proteksan Turquoise Yachts Inc created her, in specific, for use in the luxury yacht charter industry.



The newest yacht to hit the Caribbean (and the mediterranean in summer), the vessel offers a fascinating interior with areas furnished in sycamore and macore woods, and a generous exterior deck space.



She accommodates 12 guests in 6 staterooms.  First, a master suite on the main deck.  Second, 2 double staterooms.  Third, 2 twin cabins, each with Pullman.  Finally, 1 convertible VIP cabin on the lower deck.  In addition, the VIP cabin can be converted into a massage studio or office.



She has many special features. For instance, zero speed stabilizers.  These reduce motion when the yacht is at anchor.  Additionally, amazing deck spaces and well-planned entertainment areas grace the yacht.  For active guests, there are great items.  For example, a full gymnasium and a large inventory of aqua toys. To ease sore muscles after a day of activity there is a large ondeck Jacuzzi tub, as well as the services on a licensed masseuse.


Similar yachts available this winter in the Caribbean include the 2011 53-meter motor yacht SPIRIT,  the 2009 50-meter motor yacht WHEELS, and the 2010 55-meter HARBOUR ISLAND.



To book a holiday escape in the Caribbean or Bahamas, contact the 1-800 Yacht Charters destination experts at

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Superyacht Icon 62-meter Dazzles in the Caribbean

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Aerial photograph of motoryacht ICON. There is a swimming pool on the back deck. Her hull is dark, and her superstructure is white. She is facing the top right corner of the photo.

Superyacht ICON


The 203 foot motor yacht ICON has announced. In specific, she plans to position for the winter and spring in the Caribbean. 

A 2010 build, motor yacht ICON accomodates 12 guests in 6 staterooms.  Further, she features a crew compliment of  16.


Aerial photograph of the yacht, Icon. Her beach club aft deck is pulled out and has 2 sun loungers on it, ready for people to lay in the sun.

Beach club


Designed for extensive world cruising, she is a high-volume megayacht yet appears sleek and elegant, with a contemporary design throughout. The yacht offers luxurious accommodations.  In addition, she has an amazing “beach club” deck area with an adjacent fitness room.  Access these directly from the lower guests cabins.



Huge decks spaces, state of the art entertainment systems and an exceptional crew make this a first class Caribbean yacht charter option.

Caribbean winter rates for all weeks, December through April are listed at $475,000 per week, plus running expenses. 



Other yachts for hire this winter and spring in the Caribbean and Bahamas include 191ft motor yacht CARPE DIEM, 183ft sail yacht FIDELIS, and 180ft motor yacht HARBOUR ISLAND



Contact the 1-800 Yacht Charter desk at for more information.

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Top 3 Beaches To Visit On A Luxury Yacht Charter Vacation

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Photograph of a woman in a black bikini who is floating in the water off of a beach. The beach is clear turquoise. The sand in the background is bright white. The trees are lush and green. Tropical photo.

Every year, numerous travel magazines and websites put together lists of the top 10 beaches in the world.  Our charter department decided to chime in on the never-ending debate about the best beaches, but we wanted to add a little twist.
Since the vast majority of yachting vacations, bareboat yacht charters, crewed catamaran charters, etc. take place in the Caribbean, we decided to focus on the very best beaches found in the balmy Caribbean – sandy destinations that you can reach BY BOAT

Of  course, this will probably set off a series of text messages and emails, debating the merits of the Caribbean beaches, as compared to the South Pacific and elsewhere.  Good – that’s the way we like it!!!  Let us here from you if we’ve missed a great beach in the Caribbean…or elsewhere.

Our top three beaches:

Photograph of 4 wild horses (3 brown and 1 white) walking down the beach, with the ocean, turquoise water, and deep blue sky in the background

SIP SIP BEACH (Harbour Island, Eleuthera, Bahamas)  – the sand is pink, not white. Very few residents and even fewer tourists. No big buildings or hotels to block your views. Amazing.  On top of that, where else can you sit on a beach towel and have wild horses meander by???

(Culebra, Spanish Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico) – so many boaters plan Virgin Islands yacht charters yet never go beyond the confines of the USVI and the BVI. The nearby Spanish Virgin Islands are a hidden gem with few visitors Photograph of a sandy beach and turquoise water to the right of it. In the background are lush green trees
on weekdays (but boaters from the mainland of  Puerto Rico do invade on the weekends)..  In a nearly waveless, sheltered cove, Flamenco Beach is long, wide, and surrounded by greenery. Fish swim right up to the edge of the water, which is waist deep for quite a stretch and has at least 20 yards of crystal clear visibility underwater. 
 Aerial photo of a white sand beach (center), palm trees and greenery (right), and a few sailboats anchored in the water (left).
JAMESBY BEACH (Jamesby Island, Tobago Cays, Grenadines) – the Tobago Cays are an archipelago of five tiny, uninhabited islands.  Protected by a horseshoe reef, the eponymous-named beach is small but visually breathtaking.  By the way, there is only one way to get there – by boat…  😉


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Yacht Charter Vessels Add Hidden Beach Decks

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Photograph of the back of a yacht. The area is called the Beach Club. It is deck with chairs, a bar, and teak wood flooring. It is simply an additional room on the yacht.

Beach Club

As a kid, I used to love going to the beach on Key Biscayne in Miami.  The concession stand had the best snow-cones in town, and the long, paved path along the edge of the beach was the perfect place to ride my bicycle.  

Sometimes my dad would rent a public cabana for the day, where we could change into our bathing suits, sit in the shade to escape the sun, or draw the curtains to take a nap – away from the crowds on the beach. 
The concept (and benefits) of a cabana has finally made its way into the world of yachting, as more and more of the world’s largest yachts now feature “Beach Clubs” – small, private decks that fold out or pop open when the yacht is at anchor. 
Located along the sides or aft areas of many new yachts, these beach clubs offer quiet spaces where charter guests can relax, away from the main entertainment spaces of the yacht.  Most feature large oversized chairs, couches, and massage tables, as well as entertainment options such as flat-panel televisions and stereos linked to the yacht’s central entertainment system.    
Some of the winter Caribbean yacht charter vessels featuring beach clubs include motor yacht SYCARA V, motor yacht IMAGINE, and motor yacht HARBOUR ISLAND.
In an ever-hectic world, expect to see more and more yachts adding private areas for personal retreat and relaxation onboard.


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